Jordan Peele surprises students of a UCLA class inspired by Get Out

Students who were in attendance at UCLA's Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic, a class inspired by Jordan Peele's blockbuster horror film GET OUT, were shocked to discover that the filmmaker was secretly observing them from a chair in the classroom's back row.

You can view some highlights from the surprise educational event below:

If you're unfamiliar with Peele's celebrated horror film, GET OUT tells the story of Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African American man who is tasked with meeting his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, Christopher discovers that their Cheshire smiles and offensive remarks are but a taste of the nightmare that awaits him. When the film was in theaters, it managed to collect a total of over $250 million in worldwide ticket sales, and still maintains its 99% Fresh rating on the reviewer aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

Some time ago, Peele told EW that, “We need to discuss these racial issues in a way that doesn’t bum us out. We need to have a collective experience where we can go be entertained, forget about life, and then go home and think about whatever the film dealt with and debate it.” It sounds to me like Peele is the type of creative to be a man of his word, particularly if he's organizing guest spots in classrooms full of young students who admire his work and would positively love to ask him more than a few questions. I know that I would have lost my mind if, back in the day, the Coen Brothers walked into one of my college courses. That really would have tied the whole semester together.

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